Skype already released version 5.5 for Windows, featuring deep Facebook integration, the company has just rolled out a new version of its voice and video calling software solution for Mac. Skype has released an update for the Mac version popular voice calling application, launching Skype 5.2 for Mac with group screen sharing functionality and new call control features during calls.
Skype 5.2 for Mac is available now and is much more worth the download than the 5.1 updated version of the beta Mac software released back in November 2010.
Screen sharing is already available for free on a one-to-one Skype call, but the ability to share documents, photos, presentations and whatnot with multiple people in one session takes the product to a different level in my opinion, particularly for small businesses.
One caveat: to take advantage of group video calling and screen sharing, one or more call participants must have a Skype Premium subscription.
Such subscriptions cost between $4.49 and $8.99 per month. You can also get a day pass for $4.99 if you only use the product occasionally.
For this kind of app people notice the call control bar now features video when you multi-task during a video call, enabling you to still see the person you’re talking to as well as being able to hang up or mute the conversation even when you’re in a different program. By this update Skype has made it easier to find your most active conversations under ‘Recents’ in the sidebar, and added a history section where users can see those that are less active.
So what are you waiting for! Download the latest update now, this is the official Skype 5.2 for Mac webpage and download it there.